Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as OE fitment for the popular Volkswagen Polo Hatch

Southern Africa

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) is proud to have been selected as one of the tyre suppliers for the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatch models. SRSA, who manufacturer the popular Falken tyre, have successfully adhered to Volkswagen’s stringent technical, process and product audit requirements.

The OE agreement enables SRSA to supply locally manufactured FALKEN tyres to Volkswagen South Africa for the new VW Polo Hatch assembled locally and exported around the globe.

The development of this world class tyre is one of the outputs from SRSA’s R 1.1-billion-rand investment into their manufacturing plant making it a progressive and modern tyre factory. This investment has made it possible to take a European specification tyre and manufacture it locally to global standards.

The Volkswagen Polo Hatch has been part of South Africans’ lives since 1996. Volkswagen Group South Africa will manufacture 133 000 Polo’s in 2018 with this increasing to in excess of 160 000 in 2019. The popularity of the Polo has been acknowledged through numerous awards globally and locally.

“The new Falken SN832A and ZE914A are the perfect complement for the vehicle, featuring superb wet grip, low drive-by noise and comfort. The tyre combines all three critical benefits for passenger tyres namely versatility, durability and performance. We’re very proud to have been chosen as one of the OE suppliers for this vehicle in the Volkswagen stable”, said Riaz Haffejee CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa.

The new Volkswagen Polo Hatch is already on sale across South Africa.

The tyre will be distributed in South Africa through Stamford Tyres, the accredited Falken dealer in this region.
For more information on Sumitomo Rubber, visit www.srigroup.co.za

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